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by Cynical Idealist
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1346: "Career"
Replies: 55
Views: 14896

Re: 1346: "Career"

No, sadly that is typical of British tabloid headlines. Other notable examples are: "Freddy Starr ate my hamster" "Super Cali go ballistic Celtic are atrocious" "Elton takes David up the aisle" "From Россия with Gloves" and notoriously "Gordon Ramsay Sex...
by Cynical Idealist
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1315: "Questions for God"
Replies: 120
Views: 20579

Re: 1315: "Questions for God"

addams wrote:Philosophers used to debate the question:
How many Angles can dance on the head of a pin?

There are arguments to be made for 359 and 6, but I favor 6 for obvious reasons (restricting ourselves to integer angles and integer numbers of angles for simplicity, of course) .
by Cynical Idealist
Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:25 am UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0071: "Stirring Tea"
Replies: 71
Views: 36816

Re: What-If 0071: "Stirring Tea"

It doesn't create a hard vacuum. It does create a region of lower pressure, which in extreme cases is enough to create a region of gaseous water . The force of that region collapsing is impressive (it can cause a lot of damage to steel ), and it does generate elevated temperatures in a small area, b...
by Cynical Idealist
Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0073: "Lethal Neutrinos"
Replies: 128
Views: 50745

Re: What-If 0073: "Lethal Neutrinos"

The fraction stopped by your shield is negligible (unless your shield is like a billion miles of solid lead), so you still have to deal with all the neutrinos, but now you also have to deal with the radiation the shield is giving off due to neutrinos hitting it. Surely the shield isn't going to get...
by Cynical Idealist
Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"
Replies: 99
Views: 17731

Re: 1299: "I Don't Own a TV"

The Discovery channel used to be great. Then it turned into reality TV IN SPAAAAAACEALASKA/OCEANS/ETC and I gave up on TV.
by Cynical Idealist
Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"
Replies: 144
Views: 37391

1279: "Reverse Identity Theft"

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/reverse_identity_theft.png Title text: "I asked a few friends whether they'd had this happen, then looked up the popularity of their initials/names over time. Based on those numbers, it looks like there must be at least 750,000 people in the US alone who think 'Sure...
by Cynical Idealist
Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1258: First
Replies: 72
Views: 19364

Re: 1258: First

I think it's basically as a result of comments often being sorted by voting other than chronological order these days. People get out of the habit of it because on a lot of major sites these days you'll end up getting down voted or removed rather than having prominence. Yep. I laughed when I learne...
by Cynical Idealist
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4827
Views: 574587

Re: EVE Online

WTF, HYDRA? Where did your game go in rounds 3 and 4?
by Cynical Idealist
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Wireless connection works at first then fails
Replies: 3
Views: 2451

Re: Wireless connection works at first then fails

First thing, go into Device Manager and look for the section called Universal Serial Bus Controllers, expand it, and look for any nodes called USB Root Hub. Right-click on each of those, choose Properties, and then Power Management. Look to see if the box that says allow your computer to turn them ...
by Cynical Idealist
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:46 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Wireless connection works at first then fails
Replies: 3
Views: 2451

Wireless connection works at first then fails

My desktop's wireless connection usualy works at first, but after a while (anywhere from a few minutes to a few days, with 2 days being the best uptime I can recall) fails. Sometimes it fails from startup. The Networks dialogue indicates that no networks are found once it fails. Disabling and re-ena...
by Cynical Idealist
Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1235: "Settled"
Replies: 233
Views: 36946

Re: 1235: "Settled"

Read one of the many books on this incident, or watch one of the numerous fact-checked documentaries that include interviews with Callahan and analysis of his data. Again, I'm not going to try to persuade an audience who refuses to believe in the existence of information outside of Google search. B...
by Cynical Idealist
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1235: "Settled"
Replies: 233
Views: 36946

Re: 1235: "Settled"

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, but negative evidence is - and the onus is on the believers to produce the evidence to support their extraordinary claims rather than on the skeptics to provide evidence that these things don't exist - any more than to disprove the existence of the to...
by Cynical Idealist
Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4827
Views: 574587

Re: EVE Online

Hahaha, oh wow

The loot fairy hates us.

Edit: just realized I forgot to include the other one.
by Cynical Idealist
Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1085: "ContextBot"
Replies: 39
Views: 15110

Re: 1085: "ContextBot"


No.
(He disapproves of excessively long link texts, and feels that linked parentheses are unsightly)
by Cynical Idealist
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0957: "Development"
Replies: 87
Views: 21666

Re: 0957: "Development"

I'm intrigued by these police radar guns that are inaccurate by over 5 days, tell me more. I'm pretty sure you're deliberately misinterpreting the statement, but I'll explain anyway. I meant that police radar guns frequently give an error of more than 2.0 knots when measuring the speed of objects--...
by Cynical Idealist
Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4827
Views: 574587

Re: EVE Online

Well this is interesting.
Spoiler:
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by Cynical Idealist
Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: WoWzers!
Replies: 5112
Views: 449592

Re: WoWzers!

Ortus wrote:I play WoW and EVE, both subscriptions I pay for through Auction House/Market shenanigans

How do you pay for WoW through the AH?
by Cynical Idealist
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lulzsec
Replies: 230
Views: 32052

Re: Lulzsec

Here's another article about the NHS incident, which has a screenshot of the warning they sent, with some information redacted.
by Cynical Idealist
Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sony sucks at network security
Replies: 46
Views: 5775

Re: Sony sucks at network security

Sony hacked again . It was accomplished with SQL injection, again . The group responsible has made the information they grabbed public, and it seems that they intend to keep it out there (they've released the files as torrents). One of the files contains all sorts of personally identifying informati...
by Cynical Idealist
Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4827
Views: 574587

Re: EVE Online

Except hauling trade goods worth 70% of your assets through null sec in an Iteron Mrk IV. I can recommend against that. This falls under "don't fly what you can't afford to lose", which applies extra hard in low/nullsec. Speaking of which: don't fly what you can't afford to lose and repla...
by Cynical Idealist
Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How can I change to eating healthy?
Replies: 78
Views: 8984

Re: How can I change to eating healthy?

Alexander Falco wrote: Almost NOTHING in the supermarket is totally free from poisons.

In fact, everything in any supermarket is filled with potentially poisonous substances. The important question is, are they present in poisonous quantities?
by Cynical Idealist
Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4827
Views: 574587

Re: EVE Online

halbarad wrote:A few other minor bugs but nothing as fun as these.

[ECHO]'s logo.
by Cynical Idealist
Tue May 24, 2011 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4827
Views: 574587

Re: EVE Online

Izawwlgood wrote:Is it illegal to sell PLEX for real cash?

Is it selling in-game items for real-life money?
by Cynical Idealist
Fri May 20, 2011 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4827
Views: 574587

Re: EVE Online

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Spoiler:
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by Cynical Idealist
Sat May 14, 2011 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1350729

Re: Minecraft

Booster carts are getting killed. Time for some redesign in my single-player worlds.
by Cynical Idealist
Sun May 08, 2011 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1350729

Re: Minecraft

You have to walk a few hours or days (IRL) out to start bugging it out if I remember correctly. "Getting to the Far Lands without the use of an external program would be a very difficult (or at least time consuming) task, taking about 820 hours to walk there from the center of the map." D...
by Cynical Idealist
Fri May 06, 2011 3:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1350729

Re: Minecraft

Beta keys should work just like release keys, except you don't have to wait for release and they're cheaper. Anything you have to pay for with a beta key, you'd be paying for with a release key.
by Cynical Idealist
Fri May 06, 2011 2:29 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US judge rules IP addresses are not people
Replies: 29
Views: 4467

Re: US judge rules IP addresses are not people

Diadem wrote:Huh? Aren't lawyers required to work a certain percentage of their cases pro bono? I always thought that was the case.

Nope. They're recommended to work a certain number of hours pro bono, but it isn't a requirement.
by Cynical Idealist
Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: You Laugh, You lose
Replies: 1095
Views: 197854

Re: You Laugh, You lose

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by Cynical Idealist
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 362320

Re: Team Fortress 2

I'm pretty sad about buff to sleeper, but I'll have to try playing before I pass judgement on changing No-Crits to -25% damage. I still hate pee snipers though. WAIT. It got THAT?!? HHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA NO MORE OP PISS SNIPERS! I've been wanting that since it came out! The piss snipers got buffed. bro...
by Cynical Idealist
Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 8.8 Earthquake hits 250 miles from Tokyo
Replies: 471
Views: 60337

Re: 8.8 Earthquake hits 250 miles from Tokyo

Fukushima is now rated as INES Level 7.
by Cynical Idealist
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0880: "Headache"
Replies: 158
Views: 41386

Re: 0880: "Headache"

It's been going on for a few days, in case you hadn't noticed.
by Cynical Idealist
Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0880: "Headache"
Replies: 158
Views: 41386

Re: 0880: "Headache"

I wonder if ran dall can make enough regex to cover the few of us getting past the filter. Randаll has nothing to do with the filters. The filters are part of mod madness, and are created by the mods. Incidentally, mod madness has nothing to do with April Fools. The first mod madness happened in Fe...
by Cynical Idealist
Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Madness Begins
Replies: 476
Views: 46673

Re: The Madness Begins

Sungura wrote:And learning is bad, folks. Very very bad.

Learning is treason. Friend Computer told me so.
by Cynical Idealist
Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Madness Begins
Replies: 476
Views: 46673

Re: The Madness Begins

zAlbee wrote:Hahahaha I just discovered the filter for "my mom's porn site". And "EQ2".

Wоw, it took you that long to figure out the EQ2 filter?
Spoiler:
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by Cynical Idealist
Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Madness Begins
Replies: 476
Views: 46673

Re: The Madness Begins

What do the dark brown usernames mean? We were once foob boffs, which in practice means we like Princess Marzipan, though I don't know if in practice everyone in the group does. But since it's messing with everyone time, the group name has changed. (Also it was never written like my mental pronunci...
by Cynical Idealist
Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 32946

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

nealh wrote: But seriously, I have no idea what else C&H would refer to

Cyanide and Happiness
by Cynical Idealist
Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 32946

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

"Mod Madness" apparently. A script has been applied to Pallet anthill that change certain words into other words---usually this is seen as profanity filters. Right now though, it's being used more broadly. The lists are the original and "translated" words/phrases. Ok, what is Pa...
by Cynical Idealist
Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 32946

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

bundat wrote:Oooh, thanks! :D
Is that list complete?

Probably not, it's just what we've compiled so far. It doesn't help that the list is going to keep expanding until mod madness ends.
by Cynical Idealist
Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0879: "Lamp"
Replies: 151
Views: 32946

Re: 0879: "Lamp"

^ Can anyone find more? Yes: winning losing **misogyny not found** town mafia Belial Hammer davean thread minecraft ninja stupid computer laptop food madness? happy recursive cheesegrater oregonaut podbaydoor important physics math number decimal constant irrational FaiD rabbit r.abbit preview pre....

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